Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for Select Canon DSLRs

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 & Easyrig Minimax Kit with Kong 3/8"-16 QR Adapter and Umbrella

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 & Easyrig Minimax Kit with Kong 3/8"-16 QR Adapter and Umbrella


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Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 & Easyrig Minimax Kit with Kong 3/8"-16 QR Adapter and Umbrella Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for Select Canon DSLRs Easyrig Minimax 16x9 Kong Quick Release Adapter for Easyrig with 3/8"-16 Eyebolt Easyrig Umbrella with Holder for Minimax

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  • Mount the Crane-2 Underslung to Easyrig
  • Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer, 7 lb Payload
  • Follow Focus for Select Canon DSLRs
  • 12-18 Hour Runtime
  • Pivoting Upper Arm
  • Easyrig Minimax Body Harness Stabilizer
  • Kong QR Adapter with 3/8"-16 Eyebolt
  • Easyrig Minimax Umbrella with Holder
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Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-2 Overview

  • 1Description

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 & Easyrig Minimax Kit with Kong 3/8"-16 QR Adapter and Umbrella from B&H allows you to use the Crane-2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer attached underslung to the Easyrig Minimax for comfortable operation. The Kong Quick Release Adapter secures one to the other. The adapter comes with a 3/8"-16 eyebolt that you can screw into the bottom of the Crane-2. Then secure the adapter to the eyebolt. The umbrella comes with a holder that attaches it to the Minimax to protect from rain when you're shooting outdoors. The Crane-2 supports up to 7 lb loads and features digital follow focus control for select Canon DSLRs.

  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for Select Canon DSLRs

    Gain greater control over your gimbal shots with the Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2, a 3-axis handheld stabilizer with an integrated follow focus control for select Canon cameras. The Crane-2 supports DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and camcorders weighing up to a solid seven pounds. Connect your Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera (released after 2008, with an original autofocus lens) to the gimbal via cable, then adjust focus using the large thumbwheel on the handgrip. The Crane-2 offers three levels of focus control, enabling you to fine-tune your focusing based on the lens used, and the shot itself.

    For quick, convenient adjusting of your camera's settings, the Crane-2 provides an interface comparable to those found on most cameras. Two large buttons, and two smaller ones, on the handgrip are pressed or rotated to scroll through and choose parameters. An LED screen above the controls enables you to quickly and easily monitor your settings. The Crane-2 offers improved motor torque, response speed, and image stabilization over earlier Zhiyun models, enabling smooth, reliable moves.

    Shoot up to a whopping maximum of 18 hours—the Crane-2's three 18650-type batteries provide 6000mAh of capacity. Select Sony cameras may be charged through the gimbal, eliminating time otherwise spent swapping out camera batteries. Additional Crane-2 features include a Manfrotto-standard quick release plate for rapid camera mounting, and a "slow-fall" function that protects your camera from a sudden drop when the stabilizer is powered down.

    • Supports cameras weighing up to 7 pounds
    • Improved torque, response, and image stabilization over prior models
    • Quick, direct camera control via handgrip buttons
    • LED screen displays camera and stabilizer settings
    • Manfrotto-standard quick release plate for quick camera mounting
    • Maximum of 18-hour runtime with included batteries
    • "Slow-fall" feature protects your camera from a sudden drop when the Crane-2 is powered down
    Follow Focus Function Compatibility
    Three-level follow focus control for Canon DSLR and mirrorless cameras released after 2008, with original Canon autofocus lenses
    UPC: 191493000186
  • Easyrig Minimax

    Useful for documentaries, news, events, and more, the Easyrig Minimax is great for situations which require extensive handheld camera work with cameras weighing from 4.4 to 15.4 pounds. Rather than uncomfortably handholding your camera, supporting the weight with your arms, the Minimax redistributes the weight of your camera setup through the body harness. Taking the weight off your arms lets you hold the camera steady for longer periods of time without fatigue. An added bonus of the Minimax is increased stability in your shots. The support rope, while transferring the weight to the harness, also adds a point of contact, reducing vibrations.

    The Minimax model features a redesigned spring system which results in smoother support rope movement with reduced friction. A conical wheel unrolls the rope with increasing force as the rope is unraveled. Additionally, an overload protection system will trip if the maximum weight capacity is exceeded. Another improvement included in the Minimax model is the pivoting upper arm brought down from the Easyrig 3 Cinema model. The pivot allows you to swing the camera to the side, or even have it sit on your shoulder.

  • 16x9 Kong Quick Release Adapter for Easyrig with 3/8"-16 Eyebolt

    Replace the original camera hook that comes with your Easyrig gimbal with this heavy-duty Kong Quick Release Adapter from 16x9. Simply untie the original hook from the top line and tie it to the top of the Kong adapter. The quick release aluminum clamp makes it easy to attach and detach your camera from the gimbal with a pinch. The adapter comes with a 3/8"-20 eyebolt that screws into the top of your camera, cage, or handle to provide a secure connection to the clamp.

  • Easyrig Umbrella with Holder for Minimax

    Use the Easyrig Umbrella with Holder for Minimax to keep rain off your camera operator and your Minimax-mounted camera. This 51.2" wide, 32.7" long umbrella can also be used as a sun shield on daylight exterior shoots.

    The Umbrella mounts on the upper arm of your Minimax and its holder sports 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads for attaching accessories. The holder also incorporates a hole for mounting a lighting stud, enabling you to add an Obie light or a work light to the rig.

    Easyrig Minimax
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  • 1Description
  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for Select Canon DSLRs
    Number of Axes 3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
    Rotation Range Yaw (Pan): 360
    Pitch (Tilt): 320 (-135 to 185)
    Roll: 360
    Follow Speed Pan: 120/s
    Tilt: 120/s
    Roll: 120/s
    Load Capacity 7 lb / 3.2 kg
    Ports 1 x USB Micro-B
    Wireless Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Wireless Protocol Bluetooth 4.0
    Battery Type 3 x 18650
    Capacity (mAh) 2000 mAh
    Capacity (Wh) 22.2 Wh
    Battery Runtime 18 Hours
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Operating Voltage 9.8 to 12.6 VDC
    Operating Current 110 to 6000 mA
    Operating Temperature 14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
    Mounting 1 x 1/4"-20 Female
    1 x 3/8"-16 Female
    Dimensions 8.27 x 4.65 x 17.72" / 21 x 11.8 x 45 cm
    Weight 2.76 lb / 1.25 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.7 x 10.9 x 6.1"
  • Easyrig Minimax
    Stabilizer Type Vest System
    Load Capacity 4.4 to 15.4 lb / 2 to 7 kg
    Height 35.8 to 39" / 91 to 99 cm
    26" / 66 cm (Folded)
    Depth 7.8" / 20 cm (Folded)
    Width 12.5" / 32 cm (Folded)
    Weight 5.1 lb / 2.3 kg

    This is the weight without the vest. Please see the vest weight below.

    Counterweights None
    Vest Weight 2.4 lb / 1.09 kg
    Belt Size 32 to 55" / 81.28 to 139.70 cm
    Suspension Line Length 43.3" / 110 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.5 x 15.3 x 12.6"
  • 16x9 Kong Quick Release Adapter for Easyrig with 3/8"-16 Eyebolt
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Connector Type Kong clamp
    Dimensions Not supplied by manufacturer
    Weight Not supplied by manufacturer
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 3.3 x 1.0"
  • Easyrig Umbrella with Holder for Minimax
    Accessory Mount Threads 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16
    Dimensions Opened Diameter: 51.2" / 130 cm
    Length: 32.7" / 83 cm
    Weight With Holder: 1.2 lb / 552 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.5 x 28.1 x 22.2"

Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-2 Reviews

Crane-2 & Easyrig Minimax Kit with Kong 3/8"-16 QR Adapter and Umbrella is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 352.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Gimbals yield great results, but this isn't a great gimbal Video always looks better when stabilized, so it's no wonder many rave about this gimbal. It made their work look buttery smooth and pro! But...is it a good gimbal? Not really.? - Camera is positioned in line with roll axis, making it impossible to look at the camera's rear screen while shooting - Instructions are vague and poorly translated - App is clunky - The joystick lacks a re-centering feature, common with other gimbals - The pan and tilt speeds are not controllable, and are too quick for smooth shots - There's no way to know which mode gimbal is in - Barely holds a standard DSLR--many angle impossible to achieve
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Crane 2 Follow Focus Does Not Work and No Support I'm an amateur so assumed it was user error but i can not get the follow focus to do ANYTHING. I'm using Canon Rebel T4i (so it's compatible) and it's in manual focus (as directed) and I know the cable is good because I can control on/off via the handle but the follow focus wheel does absolutely nothing and that was the reason I went with this product.? There is ZERO customer service from the parent company, the USA subsidiary or the US distributor Tocad.? BH gave me a phone number and email address - no response for 2 weeks from either.? I even tried the online chat at Zhiyun and they referred me to an email address - that came back as failed.?? Needless to say, I am not pleased.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exelente Producto Saludos a todos. despus de un tiempo de anlisis me compre el crane 2 y creo haber tomado una buena decisin, lo he trabajado en varios eventos usando la CANON 6D con lentes 24-105 f4 y 50mm 1.4 y trabaja perfecto, tambin la uso con la canon XA-10, la cual es una cmara de video con entradas XLR, esta cmara me gusta el color y calidad de imagen, solo que cuando la trabajas totalmente a mano y caminando ( por supuesto caminando adecuadamente ) no me gusta el resultado, he llegado a la conclusin que el estabilizador de la canon xa10 es muy malo, pues usando esta cmara con el crane 2, asunto solucionado, trabaja de maravilla con un foto y estabilidad y me evite comprar otra cmara.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this with my whole heart!!! So I've been looking for an 3 axis gimbal for the past few month and couldn't decide. I finally came across the Crane and it was love at first site. I looked at all kinds of youtube video reviews which made me want it more and more. When I finally bought it I took it out before even leaving B&H. I was surprised how easy it was to balance it before even using it. I first put my a6000 on it and tested it out then my canon 70d. The modes are awesome and easy to change and the panning and tilting are as smooth as a babies bottom. I really don't have anything bad to say coming from a glide cam. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect DSLR Gimbal I love this thing. I had the crane 1 ver1, and this is a perfect upgrade if you want to fly a heavy DSLR. I love the tripod legs, the motors are strong (however you have to change the strength setting from weak to strong if you are using a heavier DSLR). It is slightly heavier and bulkier than the previous version, but that's not a complaint, just an observation. Nobody should complain about the weight or size. Be grateful that this technology has come so far that instead of using a $10,000 enormous two-handed gimbal, you can use this under $800 single-handed, easy to use gimbal. God Bless America...and China.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Total BRICK on day 1! Most of the favorable reviews for this on YouTube seem to be from people who were given a free one. I bought based on that and it was a mistake. The Crane 2 has a nice build but terrible software and support. Most of the features only work on Canon. So dumb. But I could live with that. Do not buy this direct, or you may be bankrupt in return shipping.I go to? On day 1 I go to update the firmware and it's bricked instantly. I find many other similar reports. Zhiyun does nothing, no solutions, just send it back, Thankfully I bought it from B&H and they covered international return shipping. I reviewed it in detail on my youtube channel.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Who engineered the case??? Nice piece of equipment, with a nice case. Takes several minutes to get balanced and then does a nice job of stabilizing my new GH5. I installed a quick release on the base in order to save rebalancing time when the camera is installed on the gimbal. So far, so good. When I went to put the gimbal back in the nice case, it wouldn't fit. The arms had to be moved from the GH5 balance points in order to get the gimbal back into the case! Plan on several minutes of rebalancing every time you remove the gimbal from the case....
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every Filmmaker Has to Have One of These! This is the perfect gimbal for any filmmaker or wedding videographer. It is perfect for run and gun type shoots. I like to be ready and on my feet for any task. This gimbal allows me ready for anything. It's size lets me be discrete and a non distraction during wedding shoots. I don't need a crazy two handed gimbal or even a body attached steady cam to get the smooth glide look. If you are having trouble deciding on which gimbal to buy, I highly suggest this. It's so much cheaper than the high end gimbals yet it has the same exact high end results! Easy set up and easy to use. This is a MUST BUY FOR FILMMAKERS and WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHERS!
Date published: 2017-06-21
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I have used this with a Canon 5D 4, is the same lever of control over camera settings through the Crane possible with a Canon 6D 2 also?
Asked by: Chris P.
The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 works with all recent Canon EOS cameras in pretty much the same way. You will see a similar if not exact performance on the 6D Mark II.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is there an option for tracking shots on this model?
Asked by: Manuel M.
Tracking is not listed as an option for this gimbal.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Dear sir I'm looking for the right gimble to suit my Sony 3d HDR-Td10 camcorder could you please help to advise me off the right one to buy thank you
Asked by: Estlin B.
Dear sir is becuase my camera would be to heavy for the single hand held gimble
Answered by: Estlin B.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Which cameras does the follow focus work with?
Asked by: Noah S.
The follow focus feature will work by connecting a camera, that has an autofocus lens on it, to the gimbal via a control cable. At this time Zhiyun-Tech only has control cables for Sony and Panasonic Mirrorless Cameras available, B&H Numbers ZHGMBB78 and ZHGMBB77.There is no list available yet of specific cameras and lenses that will work, but it would seem that this feature should work for camera like the Sony A6300/6500, A7S II, A7RII and options from Panasonic like the GH4 and GH5 with a native auto focus lens mounted to them. https://bhpho.to/2xbjWZEhttps://bhpho.to/2w8y4Om
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2019-02-20


Please, could someone tell the dimensions of the Crane 2 (in same position like when you put it inside tha Carrying Case) WITHOUT the mini-tripod?Because I need to know if it fits inside another case.Thank you!
Asked by: PABLO
The Crane 2 dimensions are: without tripod=18, with tripod=24, Width=10.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


when you say Limited 1-Year Warranty , what do you mean with limited ?
Asked by: hala a.
A Limited 1 Year Warranty means that for one year, the product warranty is limited to any manufacturer defects.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Does the follow focus work with Canon T5i?
Asked by: Amy T.
Canon EOS cameras such as the Canon T5i are supported by he Crane-2.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is this stabilizer compatible with the Sony AX100 4K Ultra HD? I saw reviews of the original Crane. It was not compatible. You could mount it, but the viewfinder would interfere with the full motion of the gimbal. The Crane v2 was reviewed as fully compatible.
Asked by: Stephen
Yes it does work with an AX100 with full motion without the camera hitting the gimbal, it is a challenge setting up the zoom and start stop function. Initially go into the AX100 menu and system settings select USB LUN setting and select 'Single' Connect then connect the camera to the Crane with the Sony cable provided, Turn on the crane first, then turn on the AX100. Works fine.
Answered by: Melvyn
Date published: 2019-01-11
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